OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn a voter-approved measure to raise public transit funds.

The Everett Herald reported the court was scheduled to hear the case Wednesday.

Seven residents filed the lawsuit that seeks to overturn a rate increase by the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, known as Sound Transit.

Voters in 2016 approved the rate hike to fund the Sound Transit 3 expansion project.

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